Available 24/7 at (800) 927-7671

Join Zappos Rewards and Get Expedited Shipping!*

My Cart

Born Julianne Reviews

1189 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

57%Rated 5 stars

22%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

73% "Moderate arch support"

1087 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/25/14
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is actually the first time I've felt like leaving a review. Finding comfortable flats has always been a huge problem for me. I have a wide toe box but a narrow heal, so often shoes will fit one way but no the other. I also have plantar fasciitis, a painful condition I most likely received from wearing flat shoes with bad support. These shoes are without a doubt the most comfortable shoes that I have ever bought. They have the support, they fit snugly around my heel and don't pinch my toe box. It's like they were made for my oddly shaped feet. Only wish they had some more exciting colors to choose from otherwise I would be buying at least 3 more pairs.

vs

102 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/30/17
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I wish I had returned these. I get blisters every time I wear them. They are cute and nice quality but I have to wear band-aids or tape or they will rip up my feet. I added heel pads which helped. Very disappointed, I had high hopes with all the other great reviews.

Additional 1184 Julianne Born Reviews

1 2 3 4 5 ... 48

7 people found this review helpful  

May 23, 2013

SC

 

I wear a 9 or 9½ and got these in a 9 in Purple. They fit perfectly, look very nice, and are possibly the most comfortable, pillow like shoes that I have ever worn. Moreover, these are the only flats that I have ever purchased that offer arch support. I first tried the comparable flats in Frye (the Carson) and they offered zero support and were not high quality so I returned them. These shoes are miles above the Frye shoes, soft quality leather, and less expensive. I have lots of shoes, designer and otherwise, and this is the only pair of shoes that I have had for a decade (other than Ferragamos which were gifted to me) is a pair of Born wedge sandals that hold up like new. Thumbs up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

7 people found this review helpful  

April 13, 2016

Anonymous

 

I guess I should realize by now that I have "bad feet," so my experience may not be the same as everyone's, but I will give my opinion. I am 34 years old with size 11 feet, wear flats every day to my office job. First the uppers on the shoe are excellent. With flats, I usually have a lot of trouble with rubbing at the heel, to the point where my heels bleed. Or at the widest part of my foot under my toes there is bad rubbing that causes a sore or callous. These shoes have a stretchy opening, so they are extremely comfortable around the heel and top of the foot. No sore spots or having to wear Band-Aids. However, the problem is the sole. It is so thin you feel like you are wearing nothing. My feet actually hurt at the end of the day, and the front of my toe is sore as though I have stubbed it. Not sure what is causing that. Also if you have weak ankles at all, there is really no support but that is pretty common with ballet flats. For me I would have to get a pretty supportive insert to be able to wear these regularly. Someone who doesn't have foot issues might not have a problem. I was so happy with the uppers on this shoe that I am really disappointed the soles are so flimsy and unsupportive. I continue on with my search for a comfortable pair of black flats!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

7 people found this review helpful  

March 19, 2013

Diana

from Springfield

I wish I had known that these shoes run large. I ordered my usual size 7 and they were too big. I returned them, hoping to purchase a 6.5 but they do not have them in stock. I'm so dissapointed. I read the reviews before I made my purchase but no one was clear about whether or not they ran large. I hope to be able to purchase my size soon once they are in stock. The shoe looks and felt great but I won't know for sure until I am able to actually wear them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

5 people found this review helpful  

February 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are exactly what I had hoped for. They are super comfy and actually have an insole unlike most ballet flats on the market, and they don't show toe cleavage. The orangey color makes a great neutral and goes with almost anything. Worth every penny and then some!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

4 people found this review helpful  

January 23, 2014

Jennifer

from Houston, TX

Love this flat. I have wide feet and bunions, so comfortable flats are hard for me find. I tried other expensive brands and by far Born flats are the best! These flats cover my bunions and stretched out nicely. I will be buying more in different colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

3 people found this review helpful  

October 14, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
(What's this?)

Brian

from VA

Just received my fourth pair in navy. I still find this style to be one of the most comfortable shoes in my closet. Great for men or women. Its simple design gives it a nice unisex look.

Brands I'd also recommend: Skechers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

3 people found this review helpful  

October 29, 2015

Veronika S

from Los Angeles

On the one hand - the softest, most comfortable flats. On the other: that part on the back, that raises above the ankle is SO stiff, it hurt so much that I thought I wouldn't be able to wear them. My husband said: "You need to soften it by pressing and twisting and beating up that part for a while." So I did, for about 20 minutes. I am so happy I tried it - leather became super soft and comfortable. I LOVE these flats.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sofft

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

3 people found this review helpful  

March 10, 2015

Susan O

from Wilmington, NC

This was my first Born flat shoe purchase & it will not be my last. In fact, I just ordered another pair in pewter. These are the most comfortable flats I've ever worn. I recently broke my ankle, had surgery and although I can no longer wear "high heels" flats often don't provide enough support but these are perfect! My new fav shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

3 people found this review helpful  

May 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Oregon coast

I bought these in the blue and absolutely love these shoes! Comfort fit right out of the box with no break in period. I have a bunion on one foot and this soft supple leather stretches and does not put any pressure on the joint. I am a school secretary and on my feet a lot. I can wear these all day and my feet do not hurt at the end of the day. I highly recommend this shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

3 people found this review helpful  

April 30, 2013

Anonymous

from NW

Excellent shoe, and have received many compliments. Really like Born's fit and arch support, especially the boots/shoeties. For the most part, it's almost like going barefoot; I forget I'm wearing them -- except toward the end of a long day. This shoe has a thin sole, and my feet really hurt if I've been standing/walking a lot in them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

3 people found this review helpful  

March 19, 2016

Brian

from VA

I just bought the dark brown in this style. When these arrived they seemed a little bit smaller than my other pairs of Born Juliannes. However, they seem to be stretching out to fit my feet and should be OK. This is my third pair of this shoe; I own in black and dark brown now. It continues to be my favorite and most comfortable shoe. Great for men or women.

Brands I'd also recommend: Skechers

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

3 people found this review helpful  

May 3, 2014

Liza

from San Francisco Bay Area

My main reason for returning this shoe was that I disliked the insole. I don't like the feel of the stretchy synthetic fabric. My feet get sweaty, and I imagine these stinking to high heaven after just a few weeks. I strongly prefer all-leather insoles. The arch support bump also felt weird to me, but I have pretty flat feet, so I don't need any arch support. In fact, I prefer shoes without it. Other than the insole -- the upper felt very comfortable right out of the box, especially along the sides of my feet and the heel. The shoes would be a little more elegant with a flatter toe box, but I do like their simplicity.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Patagonia

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

September 30, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
(What's this?)

Julie G

 

Loving these shoes. Wore them this past weekend in Washington DC as a tourist. Walked 5+ miles per day. At the end of the weekend my feet felt great and no blisters. Logging in to buy every single color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

September 8, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
(What's this?)

Natalie

from Texas

Great basic flats! My feet are slightly wide (not enough so to be a wide width), so I found these to be slightly snug out of the box. My previous experience with Borns lead me to assume these would stretch a fair amount, which I found to be the case. I generally wear a 7.5-8, and the 7.5 in these was great. My toes are not rubbing against the end of the shoe, and I feel that these are true to size. These have more arch support than your typical ballet flat. I ordered the panna cotta (gold) color, which I think is true to the photo. This is a great neutral color that could be dressed up for the office or down with jeans, shorts, etc. I've been getting lots of compliments on these with skinny jeans and simple, loose fitting tops.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 5, 2015

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

These are quite comfortable. They have moderate cushion and some arch support, but what set them apart for me, is the super soft flexible leather that they are made with. No breaking in needed. Side by side comparing these with Clarks and Bandolino, these are the most comfortable and least orthotic looking. I will be ordering a few more colors. They are great basic work shoes for standing in all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

April 22, 2014

Sarah

from Chicago

I walked all over Paris on London in these flats on a recent vacation. They were great...comfortable and fashionable. Loved them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

October 2, 2013

Andrea W

from Philadelphia

This flat is amazing. I have been looking for a comfortable flat that I can wear when walking all around the city I live so not just a few blocks of walking, but a mile or two. These are amazingly comfortable right out of the box. Some flats that are very comfortable start to stretch out in the toe box, and your foot looks flat and wide. These do not do that. They have just enough structure that they keep their shape. There is also a ton of arch support -- a very big pad built into the shoe. I will be buying in another color asap, I am in love with these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Toms

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

August 17, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I usually wear sneakers or boots and don't bother with girly shoes. Recently I had to go to a memorial service in a place that gets hot in the summer, so neither would do. However, since I was traveling, I didn't want my shoes to hurt. I have feet that are pretty normal except that the ball of my foot suddenly fans out wide, which makes them hard to fit. These shoes worked well. I broke them in carefully a few hours at a time at work, where I stand all day. I needed a band-aid for a day or so and had to put one of those heel pads in the back of the shoe to keep my heels from slipping out. I wore them on my trip with no problems. They are plain and simple but not dowdy, don't show the spaces between my long toes, and stretch to give my flipper feet enough room but don't look distorted. I usually wear between an 8 and 8 1/2, and the 8 worked.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 23, 2013

Agnes

from Los Angeles

Amazing pair of shoes! I did have to order a half size down. (Usually I am a 7-7.5, and the 7 is a bit loose.) Love my gold pair. I have been wearing them almost every day since I got them, so probably need to buy a few other pairs. They are comfortable and stylish, and I can walk around all day without my feet hurting from wearing flats. I have 3-4 Born pairs from the last year or two, but this is definitely my favorite. Zappos customer service was very helpful in exchanging my 7.5 for a 7.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 30, 2017

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
(What's this?)

Anonymous

 

I wish I had returned these. I get blisters every time I wear them. They are cute and nice quality but I have to wear band-aids or tape or they will rip up my feet. I added heel pads which helped. Very disappointed, I had high hopes with all the other great reviews.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

August 2, 2017

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
(What's this?)

Laura

from Denver, Colorado

These shoes are amazing. They look and feel great. They were comfortable right out of the box. I wear a wide shoe and have had trouble finding a stylish shoe that feels comfortable. I have had painful pinching across the top of my foot and blisters on my heels from other shoes. I love them so much I'm going to buy two more pairs.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

1 person found this review helpful  

May 4, 2017

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
(What's this?)

Carol G

from Concord, CA

I was sent a 6M instead of the 6W that I ordered. When I called, it was quickly exchanged and sent. Unfortunately, I saw and felt no difference in width of the M or the W. Therefore, back they go. Unfortunate, as the felt soft and looked like what I wanted. I can't be the only person with wide feet. Why can't I get cute shoes to fit?

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

March 21, 2017

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
(What's this?)

Gail G

 

I ordered these in what I thought were wide width, but they were marked medium width. They were the only Born that came up in a search for wide width, but a zoom-in on the photo showed M width. Not sure what's up with that. Way too narrow, had to return.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

March 21, 2017

CONSTANCE H

from O FALLON, IL.

THE WIDTH OF THIS SHOE WAS TOO NARROW FOR ME. I ALWAYS HAVE WORN A MEDIUM WIDHT BUT NOT ON THIS ONE.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

March 13, 2017

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
(What's this?)

Elizabeth M

from San Antonio, Texas

This exact shoe called Juliane is the only flat ballerina shoe I can wear. I have to go a half size smaller on this one cause the next size up is too large. ( I usually wear a 7 in everything and a 7 1/2 in Tenny shoes- ordered these in 6 1/2.) They are a tad tight at the toe but my foot slips out of the size 7. They are comfortable and like I said I've bought every kind of flat and they won't fit. Finally found these and bought several colors. I guess I have a hardy I fit foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Thank You for Registering!

Now, don't miss out on the good stuff...